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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Sandy Wash
A Buffalo Creek favorite - downhill the whole way with good flow! Near Castle Rock, CO
Shadow Pine Loop
An easy ride for a lazy day or to try out mountain biking. Near Morrison, CO
Heil Ranch
A good intermediate ride relatively close to Boulder, with many options for linking to other trails. Near Lyons, CO
Heil to Picture to Hall and Back
A fantastic way to link together the Heil and Hall ranch trail systems for one big ride. Near Lyons, CO
Ponderosa Loop
A short intermediate loop at the top of Heil Ranch, with moderate terrain and a scenic overlook. Near Lyons, CO
Wild Turkey Trail
A newer trail section at Heil connecting the Ponderosa Loop with the Picture Rock trail to Lyons. Near Lyons, CO
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Idaho Springs  


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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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Bob Horan bouldering at Swissco, Fall River Road ...

Description 

There are various climbing options in this area. They range from roadside cragging to subalpine bouldering. Most of these are accessed via I-70 and/or the Fall River Rd.

Addendum: the Fall River Road slab was moved to the Dumont vicinity area.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season



Weather station 0.5 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Idaho Springs:
Doughy   V3 6A     Boulder, Alpine   Reynolds Lake : Reynolds Boulder
Dada Movement   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : Art Boulder
A River Runs Through It   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   Middle Ohman : A River Runs Through It Bou...
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Featured Route For Idaho Springs
Black Boulder - Upper Ohman. <br /> <br />Photo: Andrew Riley.

Black Ness Monster V6 7A  CO : Idaho Springs : ... : Black Boulder
Start low with a left slopey crimp and a right crimp on top of a triangle feature. Move up the boulder using incredible holds, including an awesome undercling....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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